Aboyne team’s day in court

The Aboyne team at Aberdeen Sheriff Court
The Aboyne team at Aberdeen Sheriff Court

A team of senior pupils from Aboyne Academy took part in the Aberdeenshire Schools Mock Trial Competition, held at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and High Courtbefore the holidays.

The team of 15 students, led by teachers Jenny Law (Modern Languages) and Thom Sherrington (History), were pitched against schools from across Aberdeenshire, and presented three cases, winning two and coming a close second to the eventual competition winners in the third.

The Aboyne team said they were very grateful to Lewis MacDonald and Martin Sinclair from Mackinnons Solicitors who provided expert assistance and support to the team.

The high standard of all the teams involved was praised by the judge of the final, Sheriff William Summers, and the pupils from Aboyne were commended for their strong performance in their first outing in the competition.”